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CAR Email News Legislative Review

With a week left, here are bills lawmakers should kill and a few they should pass

As Democrats are scrambling to get the last of their agenda accomplished before the 2019 legislative session ends in almost exactly a week, we thought we’d help them with a little bit of prioritization.   First, there are two terrible bills that Colorado lawmakers should pitch out the closest window.   Senate Bill 225 would do away with a long-standing prohibition on rent control policies...

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What Would Rent Control Mean for Colorado?

A new bill under consideration in the state legislature would give local governments across Colorado the ability to implement rent control policies.   Colorado has had a statewide ban on rent control policies since 1981, when it was enacted in response to a citizen initiative in Boulder to allow rent-controlled housing. Now, in the face of an affordable housing crisis in Denver and across...

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Call for Action

Vote "No" on Senate Bill 225   Senate Bill 225 is bad public policy because it repeals current Colorado statute prohibiting rent control on private residential real property or housing units and allows any local jurisdiction to pursue their own rent control limits. It will be on the Senate Floor on Thursday morning. ### Rent control does not equal affordable housing; in fact, it...

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Capitol Connection: March 8, 2019

Governor Polis Signs House Bill 19-1098 into Law ### Yesterday, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), the Land Title Association of Colorado (LTAC) and other industry partners celebrated a big win for the real estate industry as Governor Jared Polis signed HB19-1098 into law. HB19-1098, sponsored by two-time CAR Legislator of the Year, Rep. Matt Gray (D-Broomfield) and Sen. Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs),...

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Interview on Initiative 300 with Elizabeth Peetz, VP of Government Affairs

Elizabeth Peetz shares information on Initiative 300 in a radio interview with Ross Kaminsky from 630 KHOW.   Kaminsky begins by asking Peetz what will happen if Initiative 300 passes.   "Initiative 300 would provide any and all accessible public outdoor space under the jurisdiction of the city and county of Denver, whether that's owned or leased, to be made available for people to...

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Capitol Connection: March 1, 2019

House Bill 19-1096: Colorado Right to Rest   Earlier in the week, HB19-1096, titled Colorado Right to Rest, died in the Senate Finance Committee by unanimous decision. The bill would have allowed individuals to occupy public spaces for any duration without penalty, prohibiting state and local governments from enacting or enforcing laws, ordinances, rules or regulations related to public camping. CAR's Legislative...

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Capitol Connection: February 22, 2019

Next Stop, Governor's Desk: House Bill 19-1098: Deeds to Convey Real Property   CAR is thrilled to announce that HB19-1098, Deeds to Convey Real Property, is headed to the Governor's desk for his consideration. CAR worked with multiple industry stakeholders to develop and champion this legislation as a common-sense public policy solution that fixes a longstanding problem in real estate transactions. ### Under current...

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NAR’s Rural Outreach Initiative

NAR's Rural Outreach Initiative serves REALTOR® Associations in communities with less than 30,000 population and rural in character.  The Initiative has a two-fold strategy: (1) Identify and disseminate information and resources on the issues and challenges facing rural communities impacting real estate and (2) provide one-on-one assistance to small associations to help them take advantage of the REALTOR® Party Community...